The clock ticks for the Nenana Ice Classic

FAIRBANKS- Snow is melting across the state, but now the clock is officially ticking for spring breakup. Organizers of the Nenana Ice Classic say the clock is hooked up and the watchmen are on duty. When the ice breaks and the tripod moves, the clock will note the official winning time, which thousands of Alaskans are hoping to guess. Last year, a Kenai couple won more than $300,000 for guessing the latest breakup in history, May 20th at 2:41 p.m..
The manager for the guessing game, Cherrie Forness, says their remaining profits are put to good use. “We do a lot of contributions in the community like our volunteer fire department and the public library,” Forness says. She adds they also provide education scholarships.